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Executive Panera chef improves health and nutrition of fast casual menu.

More Americans are showing a desire to eat healthier foods, both at home and when dining out. And Panera Bread wants to satisfy that desire. This fall, the fast-casual leader will roll out new menu items...

QSR leaders talked at Menus of Change conference about healthy fast food and the environment.

The Menus of Change initiative, launched in 2012 as a partnership between the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and the Harvard T.H. Chan...

Table service wings brand to grow with QSR prototype.

The fast-paced action of sports has never quite made its way into the sports bar world, which has long been a full-service, leisurely environment. But the team at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Family Sports Pub wants to...

QSR brands like Arby's use sustainability and energy conservation to add new life to restaurants.

A lot has been going right at Arby’s in the last year or two, enough to drive the company’s same-store sales up 9.8 percent in the first quarter of this year, the 18th consecutive quarter that number has...

QSR brands could expand into Cuba after diplomatic relations improve.

When the Obama administration announced on December 17 that the U.S. and Cuba were taking steps to normalize relations, those anxious to tap into the business potential of the largest island in the...

QSR brands use foods without preservatives GMOs or artificial ingredients.

Panera Bread, Noodles & Company, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut are the latest to join the growing number of quick-service chains phasing out artificial ingredients from menus as consumers clamor for simpler...

Quick service and fast casual restaurant leaders attend national restaurant show to learn about innovations.

Every year, the National Restaurant Association Show rolls into Chicago’s McCormick Place to show off thousands of innovative tips, tools,...

Quick service operators deliver menu items through partner programs.

Delivery has suddenly become trendy.

Once the specialty of pizza parlors and sandwich shops, the idea of transporting food to consumers’ front doors and workplaces is being embraced or tested by a...

Quick service company Yum Brands invests in sustainable global restaurants.

Yum! Brands Inc. recently released its 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, detailing the company’s progress in four areas: food, people, the community, and the environment.

The...

Upstart fast casual restaurant brand Sweetgreen offers innovative food stands at annual concert.

The first Sweetlife festival consisted of two amps and a turntable behind the second location of Sweetgreen, the local ingredient–focused, socially conscious salad fast casual that created the annual event...

In an effort to gain insight into Americans’ sushi-eating habits, Pei Wei Asian Diner partnered with strategic consultancy firm Kelton to create and disseminate a sushi-focused survey. Specifically the...

Quick service restaurant brands appeal to Hispanic cusomters through advertising.

A teenage boy lounges on a couch with Jack in Box—the puppet-like mascot for the San Diego, California–based chain. They talk about what dinosaurs they’d like to be while promoting the Chick-n-Tater Melt...

New celebrity driven quick service brand serves customized veggie bowls in DC.

Esteemed chef José Andrés, famous for fine-dining restaurants like the Bazaar and Zaytina, entered the limited-service sphere with the Washington, D.C., fast-casual concept Beefsteak, which opened in March...

Quick service sushi and Asian menus have room for new ideas according to chef Chris Jaeckle.

Chris Jaeckle is a classically trained chef who honed his skills at renowned New York City restaurant Morimoto before opening his own fine-dining venture, All’onda. Now he’s also a cofounder of New York’s...

Quick service restaurant giant Taco Bell innovates breakfast menu with biscuit taco.

Brian Niccol is a man on a mission. In the nearly two years since Niccol was tabbed as Taco Bell’s president, and in the three months since he became chief executive, the Mexican-inspired quick-service...

Quick service restaurant chains promote whole grain menu items.

Whole-grain products are no longer a niche part of the foodservice industry. Seventy-two percent of consumers want more whole-grain products from restaurants, according to a 2014 International Food...